Robert Romano

Robert Romano is the Vice President of Public Policy at Americans for Limited Government Foundation and Americans for Limited Government and can be reached at robert@getliberty.org. He grew up in a suburban Long Island township. He studied and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stony Brook University with the Class of 2008. In his free time, he composes music on piano, paints oil on canvas, and writes fiction.

Robert lives in Virginia, is married and is a father of two.

Robert Romano

Fed holds rates amid inflation jumping, projects 4.1 percent unemployment for 2024

By Robert Romano The Federal Reserve on Sept. 20 held the federal funds rate steady at 5.25 percent to 5.5 percent amid inflation jumping in August to 3.7 percent annualized from 3.2 percent in July, stating that “[i]n determining the extent of additional policy firming that may be appropriate to return inflation to 2 percent over time, the Committee will take into […]


House GOP fight over border looms as continuing resolution hangs in the balance and deficit skyrockets past $1.5 trillion

By Robert Romano On Sept. 30, the fiscal year will end with more than a $1.5 trillion budget deficit as inflation continues to rip through the U.S. and global economy, leaving Congress with much undone as it relates to appropriations. Not a single appropriations bill has passed both chambers and been delivered […]


Bidenomics: Income decreases for every group except for single women, Blacks and Hispanics

By Robert Romano It is no mystery that the core demographics for the Democratic Party include single women, blacks and Hispanics. In 2020, Biden won unmarried women 63 percent to 36 percent over former President Donald Trump, blacks 87 percent to 12 percent and Latinos 65 percent […]


Worse off than 4 years ago: Household median income down 2.3 percent in 2022 to $74,580 as consumer inflation pops up to 3.7 percent in Aug. 2023

By Robert Romano Household median income took a major hit in 2022, dropping 2.3 percent to $74,580, amid high inflation that peaked at 9.1 percent annualized in June 2022, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Census Bureau . The news comes as inflation is once again heating up in the U.S. economy, with consumer prices rising 3.7 percent annualized in August according to […]


Speaker McCarthy launches Biden impeachment inquiry, alleging Ukrainian bribes and ‘culture of corruption’

By Robert Romano “House Republicans have uncovered serious incredible allegations into President Biden’s conduct taken together these allegations paint a picture of a culture of corruption.” That was House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) on Sept. 12 announcing that he was directing the House committees on Oversight, Judiciary and Ways and […]


Poll: Biden disapproval skyrockets to 61 percent, loses to Trump in head-to-head matchup 47 percent to 46 percent

By Robert Romano President Joe Biden has a near-record 61 percent disapproval rating, and loses to former President Donald Trump 47 percent to 46 percent in the latest CNN-SSRS poll taken on Aug. 25 to Aug. 31 . Only 39 percent approve of his handling of Biden’s job and a remarkable 9 percent of Democrats say they’d rather vote […]


America’s fertility crisis will only worsen with the college gender gap as U.S. follows Japan

By Robert Romano Declining fertility in advanced economies is nothing new. Since birth control was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1960, at the same time more women were entering the labor force and attending higher education, amid higher inflation, greater unemployment and a weaker […]


With Sept. 12 deadline approaching, House Republicans still don’t have the documents they are looking for after McCarthy threatened Biden with impeachment over alleged Ukrainian bribes

By Robert Romano “The thing that holds up whether to do an impeachment inquiry: Provide us with the documents we’re asking [for]. The whole determination here is how the Bidens handle this. If they provide us the documents there wouldn’t be a need for an impeachment inquiry, […]


Poll: Trump leads independents by 11 points following indictments and mugshot, garners 20 percent of blacks

By Robert Romano Don’t look now, but former President Donald Trump has opened up a massive lead among independents against President Joe Biden, 43 percent to 32 percent, in the latest Economist-YouGov poll take Aug. 26 to Aug. 29 , following the four indictments against him by New York City prosecutors, Special Counsel Jack Smith and Fulton County, […]


Democrats’ edge among college graduates remains tilted because 76 million women have attended college compared to 67.9 million men

  By Robert Romano In recent U.S. elections, Democrats have tended to perform better among college graduates with bachelor’s degrees or higher while Republicans have tended to do better among those with either no college or among associate’s degree graduates. For example, in 2022, in the election […]


Recession soon? Unemployment jumps to 3.8 percent after 514,000 more Americans say they cannot find a job.

By Robert Romano The national unemployment rate reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics jumped from 3.5 percent to 3.8 percent in August as an additional 514,000 Americans said they could not find work in the Bureau’s household survey. Now 6.3 million Americans are said to be unemployed, the highest in more than […]


Greater than expected Democratic Party turnout tilted 2022 midterms after fall of Roe as Joe Biden nearly beat the midterm jinx

By Robert Romano After leading national generic Congressional ballot polls for months on end during the 2022 Congressional midterm elections , Republicans and other political observers almost uniformly were predicted a so-called Red Wave to sweep the GOP into majorities seen in the 1994, 2010 and 2014 midterm elections. But it didn’t happen. Republicans picked up […]


Poll: Trump rallies to 2-point lead against Biden following mugshot, debate absence, improves among Blacks, Hispanics and Democrats

By Robert Romano Former President Donald Trump now leads President Joe Bident by 2 points in the latest Emerson poll following his Aug. 24 arrest and mugshot by Fulton County, Ga. prosecutors and his absence at the Republican presidential debate the day before, 46 percent to 44 percent. The poll, taken […]


Trump is right. The levels of passion and hatred felt by the American people are ‘probably a bad combination.’

By Robert Romano “There’s a level of passion that I’ve never seen, there’s a level of hatred that I’ve never seen, and that’s probably a bad combination.” That was former President Donald Trump commenting on the possibility of armed conflict in response to a question from X host Tucker Carlson in an interview that aired on Aug. 23 , saying that the political passions of […]


States begin disenrolling ineligible Medicaid patients after 23 million were automatically added to Medicaid rolls during Covid as CMS pushes back on red states like Idaho

By Robert Romano As many as 23.3 million Americans were added to the Medicaid rolls since Feb. 2020 during the program’s continuous enrollment program passed by veto-proof margins in 2020 in the  Families First Coronavirus Response Act — whereby nobody was reevaluated on the basis of income during and after the Covid […]

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